Sunday, January 07, 2007

Lucky me!

Oftentimes I've realised how lucky I am... because I really LOVE my profession... I love being a writer and editor, which makes even loooooong hours of work seem as enjoyable as listening to a concert!

Reading this piece only reinforced my views...

Happy reading... won't take even five minutes... do spare that time to read it!

1 comment:

Mahboob said...

My starting point is always a feeling of partisanship, a sense of injustice. When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, "I am going to produce a work of art." I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing. But I could not do the work of writing a book, or even a long magazine article, if it were not also an aesthetic experience. Anyone who cares to examine my work will see that even when it is downright propaganda it contains much that a full-time politician would consider irrelevant. I am not able, and I do not want, completely to abandon the world-view that I acquired in childhood. So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information. It is no use trying to suppress that side of myself. The job is to reconcile my ingrained likes and dislikes with the essentially public, non-individual activities that this age forces on all of us.

George Orwell, Why I write ->